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Have you ever thought about what it is that makes a person great? Frequently, we hear people talk about this person or that person being a “great” ballplayer or a “great” performer or a “great” speaker. Greatness is often associated with fame, fortune or power. Unfortunately, many who are co…

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It didn’t seem all that bad at the time. During my junior high years – yes that’s right, those were pre-middle school days – I grew up in a little old house along River Road south of Romney.

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Earlier this winter, my feathers got ruffled over a few Facebook posts I’d seen. To help diffuse the situation, my oldest sister shared some words of wisdom our grandmother told her years ago.

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Last week I talked to the ladies at Gina’s Soft Cloths Shop and the Coffee Pot about their prom dress collection, and it got me reminiscing.

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As I sit and write this, it is a sunny warm day and there is little doubt in my mind it will be just the opposite when this goes to print.

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A little while back, our oldest daughter had to keep a dream journal for one of her classes.

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The idea of living near a park is generally attractive. Who wouldn’t want close access to a bit of green, open space? But if you’re in the market for moving closer to a park, take a moment to consider this variable: shape.

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Garden planning is always an ongoing job. Changes can come at every turn until all of a sudden it’s time to put things into motion out in the garden.

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Among the most common ways of getting to work each morning, riding a motorcycle is the most likely to result in a traffic fatality. Motorcycles are 29 times more deadly per passenger-mile than cars, according to Ian Savage, who studies the economics and safety of transportation at Northweste…

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20/20 vision is a term for visual acuity in which the first number refers to distance and the second refers to size. Visual acuity commonly refers to the clarity of vision, how clearly we see things. Vision is all about clarity. 20/20 vision is perfect, high-definition clarity.

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I shall refrain from conversing about New Year’s resolutions mainly because I don’t believe they work. Most of us make them only to break them in a short period of time following the drop of the ball on New Year’s Eve.

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One of the things my husband and I love about being school-based occupational therapists is that we get to enjoy many of the same vacation days as our 3 school-age children. Thus, we spent most of this past winter break at home together.

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It’s long been known that sleep deprivation adversely affects cognitive function; we just don’t seem to think as well or as effectively when we don’t get enough rest. But new research out of Michigan State University suggests the ill effects of too little sleep impact mental functioning in o…

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There are two interesting items from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association in the Dec. 24-31 issue.

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I enjoy preaching and teaching the Word of God. I’m grateful for the honor and privilege the Romney Assembly congregation has blessed me with in being their pastor.

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I’m finding it somewhat difficult to believe that another year is behind us and a new one lies just over the horizon. Already 2019 is visible is our rearview mirror and we are quickly pulling into 2020.

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I got my first pair of glasses when I was in the 3rd grade. In true 1980s fashion, the frames were big, plastic and round.

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With the arrival of 2020 and all of the “looking forward” that a new year inevitably brings, I’m going to buck the tradition and hop in the time machine back to the beginning of the decade.

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I think it’s crazy how the Christmas season changes when you get older. When I was a kid, I was always excited to help my mom decorate the tree, listen to all of our old, tried-and-true Christmas CDs and, of course, open presents.

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The little nation of Israel has been on the forefront of the world’s political and geographical scene since near the beginning of time. Surrounding nations have attempted to annihilate its people and its status many times over, but none have been successful in doing so. Its borders may be sm…

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When I was a child, Fred Rogers always made me feel that his home was my home, and I gladly spent countless afternoons there learning and listening and dreaming.

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After taking a recent a road trip with my mom, I began thinking about how traditions change and possibly disappear over time.

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The interesting and colorful history of the movie “A Christmas Story” may cause us to examine other holiday customs and traditions. Since our family found that there is no true connection between Christ and Christmas — or Christ’s Mass — in either the Bible or secular history, we've chosen t…

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There are some interesting and thoughtful ideas from an opinion piece in the Dec. 3, 2019, issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association).

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Greetings to you on this wonderful day that the Lord has made. I really love this time of the year. The leaves have given us the beautiful fall colors, and now we are going into that time of keeping warm. We can just ‘snuggle’ in Jesus, keeping warm and spending time with him.

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Well, here we are again. We are in that time period where we find those who have gotten in the spirit of giving and those who can’t wait to be the getters.

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This past weekend, before heading out to shop, I asked my mom what she wanted for Christmas. She answered, “Nothing. I can’t think of anything I need.”

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In celebration of 10 years of my rural humor column “Of Grease and Chaff” in Antique Power magazine, we’ve been running stories from 2009, the column’s 1st year. “The Hunt” appeared in the November-December issue of Antique Power.

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I was talking to Rita Hott and a group of HHS kids to get a little bit of insight about their recent trip to Italy and Austria, and it was making me reminisce on my own time abroad in Paris after my freshman year of college.

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Personally, I love practical gifts and if they’re given for no particular reason, all the better. The holiday gift season is upon us and it’s time to get moving on the lists.

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I heard a story on the radio last week about how an exercise bike commercial caused public outrage. It was reported that the company that makes the bike saw their stock drop 15 percent and lost billions of dollars in market value over the course of 3 days.